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How to automatically create a custom field when a post is published?

I'm trying to add custom fields on post publish with this code which I added to my functions.php : add_action('publish_page', 'add_custom_field_automatically'); add_action('publish_post'. '...
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Is there a filter/action to add content to WP admin metaboxes?

I want to add an instruction into a custom term meta-box. Is there a hook to add this or is it easiest just to use JavaScript?
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Divs appearing everywhere in post content

Whenever somebody writes a post on our site, the Paly Voice (http://palyvoice.com) there are automatically a lot of <div> elements created. This is bad for layout, since we have a style that ...
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Modify message displayed on post save

After a post is updated there is a message displayed, how can I change the displayed text? I would like to remove the "view post" link and change the 'Post published' text. I'd like to do this for a ...
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What can I hook into after_setup_theme?

I'm wondering what can I or should I NOT hook to after_setup_theme? I'm wondering because I have been told that I shouldn't hook wp_enqueue_style to it, but I have seen other places using it to hook ...
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Hook into existing tinyMCE button

Is there a way to hook into an existing tinyMCE editor button? I have a plugin that currently has a button on the editor and it shows a popup-box when clicked. This box has tabs inside. I would like ...
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Where is the right place to register/enqueue scripts & styles

I am using WordPress 3.1.4 by now. I am confused with where (which hook) do I use: to register and/or enqueue scripts and styles on front- and back-ends? Questions: Which are right hooks to ...
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How to check if upload window came from the featured image link?

I need to verify if the media-upload screen came from a click on the "feature image link" on the admin screen. How can i do it? I've already change the way the uploader works , but I need to check ...
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Apply function on all action hooks?

Is there an easy way to apply a function on all action hooks? I want to apply esc_attr() to every action hook (in a way that would work from functions.php or a plugin). I figure I would need ...
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How to display message (with switch_theme hook) after deactivating My theme?

I'm able to display a message by activation of my theme with the 'new' after_switch_theme hook this way: function themeActivationFunction($oldname, $oldtheme=false) { $msg = ' <div class="...
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Add a new confirmation page before saving

I'm going to add a hook that does some modifications of the text before saving. Before making the changes permanent, I would like the user to confirm the changes after a "save_post" hook. Is there a ...
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Strict tag list - user should choose only existing tags for posts

While selecting tags for the posts the user is able to create new tags on fly. For example we have the tag 'animal' but the user misstpye it as 'aminal' - and Wordpress creates it. In our blog the ...
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Get user logged in status from within a plugin. $current_user not defined

I'm writing a plugin which adds a class that creates an endpoint for third party software to make API calls to and check if the current user is logged in. Here's a stripped down version of what I'm ...
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wp_enqueue_script before wp_head

If this works (and it's the way people do in a bunch of themes around the web): <html> <head> <!-- stuff --> <?php wp_enqueue_script('jquery'); ?> <?php wp_head(...
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Using action hooks inside of a shortcode

I am trying to create a modular plugin that includes action hooks for developers to add content before and after the main shortcode content. I'm having some trouble because anything I do in the ...
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Hook that fires when admin setting is saved

Is there any specific hook that fires when admin setting is saved. I have cached some data from admin back-end setting menu. Now i want to the delete the caching when setting saved in admin menu. ...
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What are ideal hooks to call register_sidebars?

Where should a plugin ideally hook to call register_sidebar();? Will init do just fine? function my_plugin_register_sidebars() { $args = array( 'name' => 'foo' 'description' =&...
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Featured image upload finished hook

I'm looking for a way to hook into the process of uploading a featured image. Ideally I would want to be able to do some stuff right when the upload has finished, before the thumbnails are generated. ...
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How to Remove the “Restore” Link in Quick Edit?

I want to know is there any hook to remove the Restore link in the edit page - trash page? /wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=trash I know I can hide it with a css/jquery trick, but I prefer to use a ...
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The 'user_has_cap' hook seems to take two page loads to trigger

This question relates to another question I asked recently (http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/29009/how-to-assign-specific-users-the-capability-to-edit-specific-pages-posts-cus/), the ...
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Overriding The Loop with filter or hook

I'm trying to replace the $wp_query object for a specific category, without having to deal with creating a new template and creating a new WP_Query object there. My aim is to change the data ...
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Checking url from plugin

I'm trying to change the login url from wp-login.php to simply 'login'. I'd been looking through another plugins source to find ways of doing it. Some of the applicable parts that I've got so far: ...
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OOP Plugin: Where should I place the action hooks in the class?

Where in my admin class should I place the action hooks for adding css, scripts and the add menu page? In the __construct? Or should they be placed in a method?
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Too many actions/filters!

New to wordpress here. The concept of actions/filters in and of itself is not too difficult to grasp. What I am overwhelmed by is the HUGE amount of actions and filters available. When I am looking at ...
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How to automatically activate users after registration without activation email?

I want to auto-login my users after signup without an activation email requirement (I'm not concerned about spammers). How might I go about doing this? Thanks!
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Two-step login process - Is it possible?

Is it possible to do the following with Wordpress (without hacking too much code - I would like to make this a general plugin using simple hooks)? Log in with the username/password. If username/...
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How to use the_excerpt in a filter hook?

I was hoping to process the_excerpt just like one would with the_content, but no such luck. How can I pass the excerpts of a Posts Page, through my plugin? I've tried variations on this: add_filter(...
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Load different template file when condition met?

If I visit a page on my WordPress site, WP goes and determines what template file it should use based on the template hierarchy. If I'm doing some logic checking in the hook init and say my ...
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How can I remove “Proudly powered by WordPress” from twentyeleven without modifying footer.php?

How can I remove "Proudly powered by WordPress" from twentyeleven without modifying footer.php, and without creating a child theme? I'm looking for a php command, such as add_action, remove_action, ...
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What hooks/filters are there to alter selected terms on post save?

Very simple, where would I hook/filter to alter the users selection of terms when they save a post (Update or Add)? I need to hook in all instances; such as when saving a post via AJAX, saving when ...
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Looking for a hook for post.php

First time posting here... I am trying to figure out if there is a hook or action that I can use when a user goes to wp-admin/post.php... Basically when the user goes to post.php I want to check if ...
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Fire a hook programmatically

Is it possible to fire a wordpress hook programmatically? Specifically I'd like to have control of wp-insert-post.
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What is the action hook for save media-form on gallery tab?

I want to save a meta data to post parent when the media-form on gallery tab is saved( The submission button is "Save All Changes"). Which action hook can I use?
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How to deactivate my plugin upon deactivation of NextGen

i'm writing this plugin and i need to deactivate it when NextGen is deactivated: <?php /* Plugin Name: Plugin Name Description: Description Version: 1.0 Author: Author Author URI: Author URI */ //...
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deactivated_plugin hook: get the name of the plugin

I would like that every time any plugin previously activated, a function from my plugin be called, returning (at least) the name of the plugin, or something that allows to identify it (file name?). I ...
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Wordpress Admin Tooltip hooks

I want to know if there is a way to use Wordpress Adminitration Tooltips (de gray and blue ones) that are shown one you update your worpdress (3.x). Showing the new features. Thanks!
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Preset Widgets ONLY after site is initially created

I want to preset some widgets using functions included in my theme ONLY after a site is initially created (my theme is the default for all new sites in my instance of WordPress). I DO NOT want my ...
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What hooks to hook onto for automatic cache clearing

I have a WP-site with not that many writes, but quite a few reads and a few specific hotspots in the templates that I'd like to cache pretty aggressively with my own PHP-caching mechanism. I could ...
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Can I hook into wp_update_core outside of the admin?

I'm trying to bring some of the admin functionality to a custom front end in WordPress. Questions of security and pragmatism of this aside, is there an available hook to trigger wp_update_core outside ...
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How to change database values on theme update

I have a theme released into the wild but have not prefixed the post type appropriately. Yes, I know, it's a shame and I regret it :( So, I am currently using acme as the post type name, but I' like ...
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Which action does wp_update_user triggers?

I am working modifying an ecommerce plugin, and it makes uses of wp_update_user() function, and everytime the function runs another table (created by the plugin), gets updated too. The problem is that ...
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Earliest hook to reliably get $post/$posts

What's the earliest possible action I can hook into where I'll be able to access the global $post/$posts variables on both the front and back ends? I've tried looking through the Codex reference, Adam ...
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Is there a recover_post hook to go with trash_post hook?

I'm using the trash_post hook to set a flag in a custom table to indicate that this item is "deleted", but when the user chooses to restore that post, what hook can I use for that? I couldn't find ...
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Is there any way to allow a plugin to write over a previous version?

When installing a plugin, it will not install if the directory to which it is attempting to install already exists. This means that users of our plugin must first manually deactivate and delete the ...
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How Do I Load My Action Earlier Enough?

With add_action, I want to intercept as early as I can in my plugin and send a 304 Not Modified header per some rules. Does anyone know what the order is of events? When I view this page, it seems to ...
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Add custom column in custom post type edit page

I am using the Content Scheduler plugin to control the post expire. The plugin will add a expiry date column on the wp-admin/edit.php in page and post. However it doesn't show in custom post type page ...
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How many times can I hook into the same action?

I have a theme which includes some setup, using after_setup_theme but I'd like to write my own functions which also need to run after_setup_theme. I'd prefer to keep my stuff in a separate file. Can I ...
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Turning on output buffering in a wordpress plugin

My wordpress plugin uses sessions for handling various things, and on the production site I'm testing it on output buffering is not on by default so I'm getting a lot of messages such as these: ...
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get_current_screen and the WP_Screen class

So I'm trying to figure out how to properly use the get_current_screen. For learning sake, I'm just popping an alert for a specific page. I've looked at http://www.deluxeblogtips.com/2012/01/get-...
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Bug: Post needs to be updated twice when adding action for save_post hook

My function does exactly what I want it to do: I'm trying to add/update meta fields in another post type when an "events" post is saved. Except the post needs to be updated twice for the information ...